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216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
+1 616-396-0600
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Opened Memorial Day Weekend of 2006 The...
Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Opened Memorial Day Weekend of 2006 The property has a rich history on the lake. Past businesses include property Occupying the year aggregate dock and storage area, a coal dock and marine construction and dredging has company. The building WAS designed to harken back to historic boat building factories lined the shores That of Lake Macatawa with Exposed beams and brick. The bar top WAS created to mimic the decks of hand-crafted wooden boats made by the likes of Chris Craft with light wood inlays betweens darker mahogany boards. The walls are lined with historic photos of the Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan and Holland Areas. The restaurant continued to evolve and add features That Enhance the guest experience. In 2008, the outdoor patio bar WAS Added to create a comfortable outdoor lounge area. The next year saw the addition of glass walls along the boardwalk to create true waterfront tables right on the edge of the seawall. The next major change cam in 2012 with the full remodel of the indoor dining room and lounge. The Areas Were swapped to create a better dining experience for our guests with Additional windows Added to the North wall and elevated seating area year to Ensure great lake views for Every guest in the dining room. We Know That with growth, change must come aussi. Constantly we are looking for avenues and ideas to make Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant The Most Sought After dining experience on the lakeshore.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Calamari with chopsticks?

First of all, let me say that I love Boatwerks. The location and ambiance is excellent, and I've visited this restaurant several times. We stopped in for the 4th of July celebration and we were in the mood for an appetizer and cocktails. We ordered the calamari. Imagine our surprise when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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N CAPE MAY
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N CAPE MAY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

First of all, let me say that I love Boatwerks. The location and ambiance is excellent, and I've visited this restaurant several times. We stopped in for the 4th of July celebration and we were in the mood for an appetizer and cocktails. We ordered the calamari. Imagine our surprise when instead of a plate of calamari, we received "salad... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for lunch, enjoyed it outside on the patio. View of the lake is beautiful. Excellent food and first rate service. Truly recommend this place. Try their cucumber martini!

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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch on 6/26 after doing some looking around at Dutch Village. Sat out on the deck; weather although a little overcast, was perfect, the calimari - OMG must try! got the shrimp tacos (something new for me), another good choice. Couple of adult beverages and the whole experience was just great. A little pricey, but a place... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great menu and good food. Fantastic location overlooking Lake Macatawa. Huge outdoor patio and a dock to tie up if you arrive by boat. Service is quick and friendly and the prices are very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We actually went to Boatwerks twice in the same day ! We went there for lunch and enjoyed the fruity alcoholic punch and some entrees . Everything was very tasty! It was a nice sunny day and we enjoyed the outdoor seating with the view of the lake. We ended up going back for dinner because many restaurants in Holland... More 

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Northville, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

First time we stopped by this restaurant for an early dinner. The place is large with a boating theme. We ate outside on the very large deck seating area which had two levels by the boat docks. The view was great. Our server was excellent & friendly. The food was very good and tasty as well as reasonably priced. had... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I had a late lunch without reservations on a Saturday afternoon and were able to obtain a table at waters edge. The setting was delightful, the service superb (thanks Evan), and the food fresh and tasty! A little pricey, but the view made that a minor issue. The menu provided something to satisfy anyone's particular taste. We... More 

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Fox River Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Loved the view of the water at sunset, the food was amazing, the service excellent. Had to wait for a table as they do not take reservations, however they offer comfortable seating on the boardwalk right next to the water. Very relaxing😊

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Star, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A beautiful setting for lunch did not ease the disappointment of our afternoon at the edge of the water. My wife ordered a cheeseburger and fries. Patty was made from preformed hamburger; fries were less than average in texture and taste. Our granddaughters ordered mac and cheese which was excellent (as a side dish) and their father and I ordered... More 

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Holland, Michigan USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It has great views of the lake with the outdoor seating. It's a nice summer restaurant with friends from out of town. They have a pretty wide menu and the food is good. The pricing is a little higher but the location makes up for it. Enjoy!

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Additional Information about Boatwerks

Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: +1 616-396-0600
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: +1 616-396-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Opened Memorial Day Weekend of 2006 The property has a rich history on the lake. Past businesses include property Occupying the year aggregate dock and storage area, a coal dock and marine construction and dredging has company. The building WAS designed to harken back to historic boat building factories lined the shores That of Lake Macatawa with Exposed beams and brick. The bar top WAS created to mimic the decks of hand-crafted wooden boats made by the likes of Chris Craft with light wood inlays betweens darker mahogany boards. The walls are lined with historic photos of the Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan and Holland Areas. The restaurant continued to evolve and add features That Enhance the guest experience. In 2008, the outdoor patio bar WAS Added to create a comfortable outdoor lounge area. The next year saw the addition of glass walls along the boardwalk to create true waterfront tables right on the edge of the seawall. The next major change cam in 2012 with the full remodel of the indoor dining room and lounge. The Areas Were swapped to create a better dining experience for our guests with Additional windows Added to the North wall and elevated seating area year to Ensure great lake views for Every guest in the dining room. We Know That with growth, change must come aussi. Constantly we are looking for avenues and ideas to make Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant The Most Sought After dining experience on the lakeshore.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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